Many companies went green last year, and Asus is being more innovative on their Green initiative. Asus’s new P5E3 Premium motherboard uses a new solution to make it more energy efficient - this solution is called ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit).
In their latest high-end motherboard ASUS has slapped a cute little Linux multi-boot distro in there, called Express Gate, to give access to media functionality without needing to load Windows. Now It's conjured up by DeviceVM and originally called Splashtop, and its unique selling point is that it not only features a media player or even an internet browser, but almost instant access to Skype for VOIP calls. Now there's a video of the system in action.
In ye olden days your motherboard was made of cheese and was really just a place for the RAM to sleep; now you can't move inside a computer without bumping into dual-channels, PCI-express slots and random little surface-mounted chips with their own tiny fans. ASUS have stepped up the game (if the game you're playing is "build a complicated circuitboard") with their P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP@n motherboard, which not only boasts such niceties as Intel's X38 chipset, Dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 lanes and support for DDR3 1800MHz dual-channel memory, but integrated 802.11N wireless and embedded Linux.